Through the typical path of the heavy metal poisoned and chemically injured, it took years of being misdiagnosed, mismedicated, and dismissed by doctors for her to recognize her set of symptoms as part of a much larger problem. She attended The Institute of Integrative Nutrition in 2001-2002, which started her on her healing path. The growth of the Internet around this time eventually allowed her to connect with others on a similar journey to share personal experience and hard-earned knowledge. Little by little, she learned.
This website emerged out of an undying hope to use her years of research and personal experiments with diet, supplements, chelation and other alternative practices to help others in their search for health. This website is meant to fill in the gaps that she found during her online research, and to complement existing sources of information and support.
A few important things Julie has learned above everything else:
- One must always remain at the helm of their own personal care
- There is no magic bullet–never put blind faith into one doctor or treatment
- What works for one does not always work for another–due to variability of individual biochemistry, and many other factors
- What works for one may change over time–re-evaluate your treatment plan every now and again
- Never give up hope
Julie recently left the East Coast to explore chemical free living in Arizona. She finds great joy in tribal bellydance and arabic hand-drumming, and in discovering new paths to wellness.
Related Professional Training
- graduate of the Professional Training Program at the Institute of Integrative Nutrition, NYC 2002
- certified as a Holistic Health Counselor by the American Association of Drugless Practitioners (AADP) 2002
- worked as a copywriter for Aveda, a beauty and lifestyle company with a sustainability mission, as well as other private clients with a holistic focus 2001-2004
INTERIOR DESIGN | SPACE PLANNING
- completed the Ecovillage and Permaculture Design Certificate Program at Lost Valley Educational Center, Dexter, Oregon 2004
- accepted into the Intensive Semester in Sustainable Architecture at ECOSA Institute in Prescott, Arizona 2004 (Due to the emergence of severe Chemical Sensitivities from local conditions, Julie unfortunately had to leave this program after the first month.)
- Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Design and Analysis / Interior Design from Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 1988
MARKETING | BUSINESS
- graduate of Marie Forleo’s Rich, Happy and Hot B-School, 2011